Rules For Electronic Devices on Planes About to Change

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Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

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Vuela el primer F-16 convertido en UAV



Convertir los aviones de caza en blancos aéreos no es algo nuevo. De hecho suelen llevar una librea muy llamativa, con timones y otras partes del avión pintadas en naranja. El QF-16 reemplazará a los QF-4, y antes que el Phantom no tripulado estuvieron los QF-106, QF-100, QF-86... ¡Hast ael Hellcat fue convertido en blanco aéreo no tripulado (F6F-5K, que incluso hicieron misiones como proto UCAV en Corea)!. Y ahora que el F16 se hace mayor... le ha llegado su turno de convertirse en blanco aéreo no tripulado. Seguir leyendo: http://blog.sandglasspatrol.com/index.php/noticias/40-militar/1249-vuela-el-primer-f-16-convertido-en-uav

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Piloto acrobático se jubila a los 90 años



Siempre hay gente que ama tanto su profesión que le cuesta retirarse. Todos hemos oído hablar o visto a profesores o ingenieros que retrasan su edad de jubilación todo lo que pueden. Como ha hecho Doug Gregory, piloto británico de 90 años, que cuelga el traje de vuelo de piloto acrobático.

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ChelAvia place largest ever order for Tecnam aircraft

With an order recently announced at MAKS, the Russian aerospace trade show, valued at over €11.000.000, Russia’s ChelAvia confirmed its continuing investment in significantly expanding its fleet of Tecnam aircraft

The Purchase Agreement includes ChelAvia adding new and upgrading variants of both the Tecnam P2002JF single and P2006T Twin.

The P2002JF will include a variable pitch propeller and updated navigation aids from Garmin.

It’s next generation of P2006T Twins with the latest improvements, enabling ChelAvia to offer flight training in adverse conditions.

Established in 2003, ChelAvia currently operates more than 65 Tecnam aircraft and is actively engaged in training commercial pilots for many Russian based airlines in particular.

This €11.000.000 order will see ChelAvia’s fleet growing to around 100 Tecnam aircraft, with deliveries scheduled between 2014 to 2016.

ChelAvia is committed to significantly developing both General Aviation and Commercial Flight Training in Russia. It has one of the most modern Flight Training fleets in the world and will see it growing its Flight Academy’s to over 50 locations across Russia.

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Eurocopter teams with CAE to create an approved EC225 helicopter training center in Norway, featuring a Level D flight and mission simulator


CAE and Eurocopter today announced an agreement for an EC225 training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center.


The center’s new EC225 simulator will provide an unprecedented level of realism for pilot mission training – including flight profiles for the offshore oil and gas sector, search and rescue (SAR) operations and other complex scenarios for which simulation training is ideally suited. The EC-225 simulator will be equipped with a CAE Tropos-6000 visual system and a Eurocopter original simulation package. The joint CAE/Eurocopter announcement was made in London at the U.K. Helitech International exposition.

“CAE is very excited and proud to be named an Approved Simulation Center for Norway. This marks the first time CAE and Eurocopter have announced a collaboration of this type, and it is a positive step for two industry leaders to cooperate to further enhance aviation safety in the helicopter industry,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services. “We look forward to providing the highest quality flight and mission training in Norway, which is uniquely positioned to serve the oil and gas markets.” Additionally, Eurocopter and its local representative, ØSTNES, intend to quickly extend the new Norway center’s capabilities by installing an AS350 helicopter full-flight simulator at the facility.

"Through our agreement with CAE, we will expand our world-class service and support network,” said Matthieu Louvot, Eurocopter’s Senior Vice President Support & Services.

“We will provide Norway-based customers with pilot training that leverages the safest and most innovative technologies, and is closer to their bases of operation."

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CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a global leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military, and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crewmembers yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.

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About Eurocopter Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.

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Eurocopter reinforces its capabilities in the U.S. with the installation of an AS350 assembly line


Beginning in 2014, Eurocopter will install the necessary industrial capabilities to upgrade the American Eurocopter plant in Columbus, Mississippi, to a final assembly and test site for Eurocopter AS350 helicopters, the top-selling civil helicopter in the U.S. market.



The plan was developed with two main objectives in mind: First, as a way to offset the impact of the reduction in local production of UH-72A Lakota helicopters and second, to help provide a boost to sales in the U.S. market, especially with government and law enforcement agencies.

“North America is the largest light helicopter market in the world for Eurocopter, and this new assembly line supports our industrial strategy by manufacturing the preferred AS350 ‘Made in the USA’ in close proximity to our customers,” said Joseph Saporito, Executive Vice President of the Global Supply Chain for Eurocopter. “This decision further supports our investments that have developed reliable and efficient local industrial capabilities in a market with strong expected growth.”

The plan calls for the Columbus plant to become a final AS350 assembly and test site using parts produced by Eurocopter and its suppliers, in addition to the continued production and retrofit of UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army, other federal agencies and foreign military customers.

“I am extremely happy to be able to announce we will be able to maintain and expand the Columbus plant’s operations and retain our skilled and dedicated workers,” said American Eurocopter President and CEO Marc Paganini. “Our teams in Mississippi have done a superb job of producing the Lakota for the Army and we want to put their expertise to work building helicopters for the civil market in the U.S.” Preparations will begin almost immediately, with the final assembly line scheduled to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2014. Operations are set to expand in 2015 and the plant will produce up to 60 additional helicopters annually by 2016.

The Columbus plant ? American Eurocopter’s second location in addition to its headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas ? is currently responsible for both the assembly and testing of the highly successful UH-72A Lakota aircraft, for which more than 280 aircraft have been delivered on budget and on or ahead of schedule. Its teams also handle the partial assembly of the AS350 from kits for certification flight tests before sending the aircraft to completion centers, where they are installed with customer-specified interiors, instrumentation and special equipment.

Eurocopter’s international development allows the Group to better meet its customers’ needs by remaining in close proximity, no matter where they are in the world. Opportunities that allow, in addition to this proximity, an in-sourcing of high-value business in key markets reinforce the Group’s commitment to creating strong local industrial footholds in both emerging as well as established markets.

Representing nearly 40% of Eurocopter’s worldwide in-service rotorcraft fleet, some 3,549 AS350s are currently flying around the globe – with nearly one quarter of them in the U.S. alone. American Eurocopter delivered 42 new AS350 helicopters in 2012. The AS350 outclasses all other single-engine helicopters for performance, versatility, safety and competitive acquisition and maintenance costs. It is the first choice in the U.S. market for law enforcement agencies and helicopter emergency medical service providers.


About American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter is the U.S. affiliate of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. American Eurocopter is a helicopter manufacturer and markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin aircraft, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.

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Boeing QF-16 Aerial Target Completes 1st Pilotless Flight




TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Sept. 23, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force have completed the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight, demonstrating the next generation of combat training and testing.

Two U.S. Air Force test pilots in a ground control station remotely flew the QF-16, which is a retired F-16 jet modified to be an aerial target. The QF-16 mission profile included auto takeoff, a series of simulated maneuvers, supersonic flight, and an auto land, all without a pilot in the cockpit.

“It was a little different to see an F-16 take off without anyone in it, but it was a great flight all the way around,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, Commander, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron. “Now we have a mission capable, highly sustainable full scale aerial target to take us into the future.”

The milestone flight initiates more operational evaluations, including a live fire test at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The Navy, Army and Air Force will ultimately use QF-16s for weapons testing and other training.

Boeing has modified six F-16s into the QF-16 configuration. Low-rate initial production is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter, with first production deliveries in 2015.

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Boeing Launches New Maintenance Apps for iPad



LONDON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has made performing routine maintenance and diagnosing aircraft issues faster and easier for airline technicians with a suite of new mobile applications for iPad. With the apps, technicians will have immediate access to manuals, part numbers and other critical information to resolve maintenance issues plane-side and collaborate with co-workers located elsewhere. As a result, airlines can enhance real-time regulatory compliance, reduce flight delays and reduce operational costs.

Boeing worked with several airlines for more than a year on the prototype, incorporating their input to optimize the user interface and maximize utility for line mechanics. Technicians will have instant access to critical information, including the maintenance history of an aircraft, when they need it most. The application suite includes Toolbox Mobile Library, Toolbox Mobile Parts and Maintenance Turn Time.

"Mobile technology is an important aspect of our digital airline strategy, which is to harness the power of information, technology and analytics to create insights that give our customers the Boeing Edge: a competitive advantage in the marketplace," said John Maggiore, director of Fleet and Maintenance Solutions, Boeing Digital Aviation. "Data-driven optimization across flight operations, airspace and maintenance operations is saving aircraft operators millions of dollars in operating costs today. This is an exciting new chapter of that journey."

Features of the new maintenance apps include:
A Toolbox Mobile Library, which will provide technicians access to maintenance documents for instant reference and use, wherever and whenever needed.
Hyperlinks between multiple manuals and airline-created content that will expedite access to critical documents so that users can easily search for documents and information about parts and fault histories.
A Toolbox Mobile Parts app which enables technicians to instantly retrieve information about part availability, including the airline's most current inventory information.
Maintenance Turn Time, which gives technicians a secure connection to collaborate with their colleagues when troubleshooting a maintenance issue. A technician can take a photo of a damaged part, upload it for others to see and annotate and then share information about maintenance issues with their peers in real time. Maintenance Turn Time is available for the iPad, iPhone and a web browser.
The ability to update reference manuals with one tap on the iPad screen. Alaska Airlines technicians estimate that using the apps on a 0.69-pound iPad mini to access critical information will save 4,000 pieces of paper a day.

"We are very excited about the launch of these new products," said Maggiore. "They are a great addition to the Boeing portfolio and will deliver even more value to our customers when used in conjunction with capabilities such as Electronic Logbook, Airplane Health Management and Maintenance Performance Toolbox."

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Video: On target: QF-16 flies with an empty cockpit (Video)

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As a pilotless F-16 roared into the sky last week at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., members of Boeing’s QF-16 team and the U.S. Air Force celebrated.

The flight represented the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight. Put another way, fighter pilots now have an adversary for which to train against that prepares them like never before.

Two U.S. Air Force test pilots in a ground control station at Tydall remotely flew the QF-16, which is a retired F-16 jet modified to be an aerial target. While in the air, the QF-16 mission included a series of simulated maneuvers, reaching supersonic speeds, returning to base and landing, all without a pilot in the cockpit.

“It was a little different to see it without anyone in it, but it was a great flight all the way around,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, Commander, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron. “It’s a replication of current, real world situations and aircraft platforms they can shoot as a target. Now we have a 9G capable, highly sustainable aerial target.”

Prior to the QF-16, the military used a QF-4 aircraft, which was a modification of the F-4 Phantom, a Vietnam-era fighter The modified QF-16 provides pilots a target that performs closer to many jets flying today.

The QF-16s were all retired aircraft. Boeing retrieved them from Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona and restored them for flight.

Next up, live fire testing moves to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The military will ultimately use QF-16s for weapons testing and other aerial training.

So far, Boeing has modified six F-16s into the QF-16 configuration.

To see the QF-16 make its first flight, watch the video.

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Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023 - PR Web (press release)

Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023 - PR Web (press release)
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Thousands of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be deployed in the next few years for both civil and military missions. Early adoption of new technologies from smart skin to structural components and intelligent motors with integral gearing will be ...

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Norwegian Air Shuttle summons Boeing to answer 787 reliability issues

Norwegian Air Shuttle summons Boeing to answer 787 reliability issues
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Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has confirmed reports it has summoned Boeing management representatives to Oslo later this week to address reliability issues that have dogged the carrier's two new Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

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German researchers to investigate noise in aircraft engines

German researchers to investigate noise in aircraft engines
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Researchers at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR) are set to begin a project to investigate the sources of noise inside jet engines and on the main fan by using contactless laser metrology and microphones for the first time.

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French Pilot Crosses Mediterranean In WWI Replica Airplane

French Pilot Crosses Mediterranean In WWI Replica Airplane
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Followed The Flight Of Roland Garros Made In 1913 On September 27, 1913, French pilot Roland Garros took off from Fréjus in the south of France, and flew to Bizerte in Tunisia in a Morane-Saulnier G racing monoplane. His accomplishment was re-enacted Sunday by 29-year-old Baptiste Salis, who flew an exact replica of the Morane-Saulnier, albeit with an upgraded, modern engine, 500 miles in seven hours.

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USAF's GPS III prototype communicates with operational control system

USAF's GPS III prototype communicates with operational control system
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The US Air Force's (USAF) next-generation Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite has successfully established remote connectivity and also communicated with its operational control system (OCX) during the compatibility and integration (C&I…

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider nears final assembly - UPI.com

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider nears final assembly
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Sikorsky is set to begin assembly of its S-97 Raider light attack helicopter this week and an announcement from the manufacturer is expected soon. A Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. spokesperson confirmed the schedule, which marks ...
Sikorsky S-97 Raider Begins Final Assembly

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Los futuros aviones de Airbus incorporarán nuevas resinas termoplasticas como matriz de materiales compuestos - Metalmecánica


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Airbus predice que se necesitarán 29.000 nuevos aviones en 2032 - Terra Colombia

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En los próximos 20 años se necesitarán 29.220 nuevos aviones para hacer frente al aumento del tráfico aéreo del 4,7%, en particular en los mercados emergentes, según la Previsión Global de Mercado de Airbus. Para esa fecha, la flota total de aviones en ...

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Airbus anticipa más demanda de aviones grandes por la aparición de megaurbes. diariovasco.com

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Un bufete surcoreano de abogados presentará una demanda contra Boeing por los defectos del avión accidentado de Asiana

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Seúl, 24 de septiembre (Yonhap) -- Barun Law LLC., un importante bufete de abogados de Corea del Sur, dijo, este martes, que planea presentar, el próximo mes, una demanda contra el fabricante estadounidense de aviones, Boeing, por los defectos de un ...

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FAA Upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating To Category 1

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Las opciones de Eurofighter en la licitación de Corea del Sur cobran fuerza. El F-15 “Silent Eagle” de Boeing ha sido descartado hoy como vencedor contradiciendo las expectativas de los últimos meses

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El País Vasco invertirá 15 millones de euros en un polo tecnológico que refuerce su industria aeronáutica

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Galicia contrata 8 aviones contra incendios

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Singapore y Tata Sons crean una nueva aerolínea en India

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Vueling lanzará 76 nuevas rutas desde Barcelona

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